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Old 09-04-2004, 03:08 PM
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Re: 115g VLD Berger for deer?

Fifty~ can't dispute, in fact, I agree with your take on the subject, has a lot of merit. I'm not really backpeddaling, because I shoot or have used most of the examples you named, but don't have any personal experience with the 280AI. It sure makes sense to me, though.

And, then again, you never know without trying. I have had mostly trouble with feeding the second and fourth rounds, but my experience is limited.

Good hunting. LB
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Old 09-04-2004, 11:18 PM
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Re: 115g VLD Berger for deer?

LB and Fifty Driver, Thank you for your suggestions. You have confirmed my original thoughts of replacing the worn out barrel on the second of my 25/06AI's, and rebarrelling to 280 Rem AI.

If I could get the 140 grain bullet to shoot accurately at around 3200 fps, I am sure it will handle the medium game here in Australia.

The 25/06AI seems to feed well from the Sako magazine, so it is hard to imagine that the 280 AI will be any different. Regards, Brian.
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Old 09-04-2004, 11:30 PM
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Re: 115g VLD Berger for deer?

You are bringing up a whole new aspect. Generally, an Ackley will need attention to the feed rails, in order to chamber smoothly, from either side of the magazine.

But, with all the current trend towards short, fat cartridges; I still believe that most bolt guns cycle cartridges based on the 30'06, smoother and better.

Good luck with your choice. LB
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